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01 Apr

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Working From Home: The Ultimate Guide

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By Belle Frank

Although it sounds like a luxury, working from home is no small feat. It can be difficult to focus, stay motivated, and be productive. But here are some tips and tricks to make sure you are getting the most out of your workday. Continue Reading

26 Mar

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7 Ways to Virtually Keep In Touch With Friends

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By Belle Frank

If you’re like me, all your friends go back to their hometowns during summer, winter, or spring break. I’m left hours from my best friends. However, there are plenty of ways to remedy this. You don’t always have to live down the hall from your friends to stay connected with them.

  1. Have a Zoom conference with your friends:

I know it sounds weird. Zoom is used for work conferences or school. But my sisters and I all live in different states and we Zoom conference because there are too many of us to Face-time. My friends even take workout classes on Zoom. You can all join a Zoom class and virtually exercise together!

This was a easy Zoom yoga class I took with all my friends!

  1. Netflix Party:

Netflix has a feature that you can live watch anything with your friends. Just go to Google and type ‘Netflix Party” in the search bar and it should be the first result. There is even a live chat on the screen so you and your friends can make your own commentary.

This option is paired well with a favorite homemade snack and a fort. Continue Reading

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13 Mar

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8 tips for succeeding in an online class

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By Mack the Knight

Whether you’ve been taking online classes for years or this is your first time, here are some tips for succeeding in an online college class.

1. Set up a dedicated space to complete your work. If you can, pick a spot where you can really focus and won’t be distracted by family members, TV, or other noises. Make that your “school spot” and consider designating it a social media-free zone.

2. Get dressed. As tempting as it is to get your schoolwork done while still in your pajamas, getting up and dressed can help put you in the right frame of mind and signal to your brain that it’s time to work.

3. Allow yourself time to get work done. Taking an online class may feel like it starts to blend with everything else in life. Set up a schedule and stick to it. A good tip might be to work on your assignments during the time you’d normally be in class in person to help keep the routine.

4. Stay in contact with your professor. Don’t be afraid to email them! That’s what they’re there for. Continue Reading

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24 Feb

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Misconceptions High School Students Have About College

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By Belle Frank

I sat down with sophomores Julia Loda and Julia Loprinzo to talk about the misconceptions they had about college.

Loda (left) is an IT major with a certification in Childhood Education, and Loprinzo (right) is a Social Science and History major with a certification in Childhood Education.

A common misconception about their major is that Childhood Education students just color and grade papers about the ABC’s, but that is not the case. Loda says, “Lesson planning takes hours. People don’t realize how much work their teachers put into all their daily lessons.”

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19 Feb

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The 5 Best Places to Nap on Campus (Besides Your Dorm)

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By Daley O’Keefe

Some days throughout the semester are guaranteed to be so hectic, that time between classes is limited and nights usually end up sleepless. For those times where you need to get a couple ZZZs in, but don’t have enough time to head back to your comfy room, here are the top 5 places on campus to take a quick nap.

1: The Library

The DC is full of fun little hideouts or comfy couches you can find to work or whatever homework or studying needs to get done. Plus, when your eyes start to glaze over from reading your textbook, it’s a perfect place to rest your head for a quick catnap.

2: In the View

Most of the time you’re already in the View to get food, why not take a little nap there too? The booths are pretty comfortable, and it cuts down on travel time, too! As long as you’re comfortable sleeping around other people, this is a great place to nap to save some time!

3: The Pool Lobby 

Although I’m sure it’s not the first place most people think of, the couches set up right outside the pool are a great place to take a nap.Unlike Aquinas, the pool tends to attract little traffic, so you won’t get interrupted while sleeping. The only downside is that sometimes people drop their weights a little too loudly. Continue Reading

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